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evaluating his team and moving forward. monday, shanahan said he is not packing it in this season. >> i never said that any time since i've been here. we are always going to play the people that give us the best chance to win. that is what we're going to do. it never changed. i never have waiverred. i'm he not saying you gave the perfect quote and you're looking at that, there is a bunch of different directions. if i got somewhat of a relationship with somebody, at loft give meet courtesy to say what did you mean by this instead of just going one direction. >> it is the media's fault. anyway-- >> let's move o we'll do more on the redskin coming up. plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news as we continue. >> right now. >> right now. straight up 5:00 right now on this election day. taking a live look at the
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woodrow wilson bridge. things moving along quite well. should be fairly easy for you to get to the polls at least weather-wise. hopefully, traffic is not an issue. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's talk to tucker barnes and see what it is going to be like en route to the polls, at the polls and after the polls. >> it will be cold, cold and cold. pretty much t we have cold temperatures across the area. most of the area at or below freezing with the exception. here in downtown and out close to the bay. it is going to be a cold start to your day so definitely coats. i think we'll move on to coats now from sweaters. 35 at reagan national. dulles, 29 degrees. bwi marshall, 32 degrees. these are the coldest temperature we've had yet this season so freeze warning for
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most of the area here until 9:00 a.m. the deck of clouds. there you go rolling through. that will probably keep temperature from falling further like a little blankie. >> oh, thank you for that. >> sunny start to the day. we'll see clouds move in this afternoon as we watch the nor'easter approach from the south and west. 4 the afternoon high here in town. but most of the area, the entire area in the mid-40s. >> i thought of julie wright this morning when i got in the car because the little snowflake icon came on right next to the temperature which always means hello, it's freezing. >> and julie has trouble talking when it is that cold out. >> apparently you as well. >> let's get to the julie wright. >> i was thinking to myself, when have i ever had problems speaking. but okay.
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there are a lot of things wrong in this room this morning. that is not one of them. on the roads, we do have accident activity tying up our commute. that is 234 south over at ballsport road. that has blocked the road in each direction. lanes are open coming in from vienna he headed toward the capital beltway. the lanes are open. overnight road work has cleared. southbound 270, still in good shape this morning. no trouble spots to report out of rockville headed out toward the lane divide. we are thinking with the kids being out of school, it is election day. a lot of our traffic patterns will most likely be changed up as well. off to i aquiet start with no issues reported on 95 and 295. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. -- off to a quiet start. >> it is time to weigh in on who will spend the next four years in the white house. >> recent polls show president obama and mitt romney in a virtual tie. voting starts in our area in less than an hour. it goes from 6:00 a.m.
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to 7:00 p.m. in virginia. polls will open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in both maryland and d.c. now, mitt romney will vote in his home state of massachusetts at around 8:35 this morning and will travel to cleveland and pittsburgh for some rallies and wrap things up in new hampshire. running meat paul ryan votes in new hampshire and will make stops in cleveland and richmond, virginia. president obama now in his home city of chicago. he will do a number of interviews throughout the day and plans to play a little pick- up basketball game in the afternoon. vice president joe biden is voting in his home state and will travel to chicago to watch the elects with the president. in addition to the race for the white house, several other key issues will be on the virginia's ballot. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in fairfax county way preview right now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yes, 13 electoral votes up for
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grabs here in virginia. if you needed any evidence as to how important this is to the candidates, just think about how many time we've seen the campaigns crisscrossing virginia over the last weekend. from saturday until monday, at least six visits altogether. it goes to show you how tightly contested this race is and the state board of elections working diligently to try to get everybody ready. as you know, virginia does not have early voting like many of the other states. so, while in other states, people have been able to kind of get ahead of game here and there, in virginia, everyone who did not already vote an tent isn'tee will be coming here to the polling place -- vote absentee will be coming here to the poll is place. the most recent average of
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polls showing kaine ahead with just a 1.8 point lead. one ballot question deals with question two. it is whether they can extend the veto session for the legislature, kind of move it by one week in case they need to. the other one is question one on the constitutional ballot and that has to do with eminent domain. the state already has certain rules about eminent doe main and that is when the state comes and take your property because they saw they need it perhaps to build a road or development that sort of thing that is for the good of the state. if they take that property, the question on the ballot will award significant monetary damages to property owners who have that property seized by the commonwealth. election officials say with all of these things going on, they are expecting a very long day. >> that is true. thank you so much. in maryland now, voter will also weigh in on seven key
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ballot issue. among the most high profile, question four, the dream act t would guarantee in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. question six would legalize smeax marriage and question seven asked to expand gambling and allow a new casino in prince george's county. >> in d.c., quo five would change the way councilmember would remove a fellow councilmember for wrongdoing. -- question six would legalize same-sex marriage. >> there is also a special elegislation to fill the council chairman seat. there is a political battle brewing over those reduced speeding fines in the district and why the mayor and some councilmember are at odds about t. >> and new yorkers hit hard by hurricane sandy. they will get the chance to have their voices heard this election day. the changes that are being made, straight ahead. ♪
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[ male announcer ] tuesdayay, early, election dy in the united states of america. our moment to make a choice. to bring jobs back. to make the economy, the american economy again. to find someone to lead. to lead us to a better future. the choice, now, the most important vote of our lives. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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[ romney ] i'm mitt romney so, maybe you're trying to fiwell, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself.
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the father of aling boy who fell from a ninth floor apartment window in silver spring last month is now charged with child neglect. it happened at this high-rise apartment building on october 11th. the 4-year-old boy remains in the hospital in serious condition along with the child
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neglect charges, the boy's dad, 30-year-old christopher harley, is charged with leaving a child under the age of eight unattend. he is now free on bond. recovery from superstorm sandy is slow but there is some progress. much of mass transit in the northeast is back up and running but trains connecting new york to new jersey are still down creating a logjam of traffic there. there are still long lines at gas stations. close to a million homes are still without power in new jersey. a strong nor'easter storm is expected to hit the region sometime tomorrow. election day for those most affected by sandy's destruction was made just a little easier. governor andrew cuomo is allowing voters to go to any polling place in the state, sign an affidavit and vote there. the move is unprecedented. affidavit votes are still anonymous but take longer to count than other ballots. when we come back, we'll talk about a fox 5 exclusive. virginia congressman jim moran
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and his son talk to fox 5 about the voting scandal that hit moran's re-election campaign. >> up next, hear what both men had to say about it. now, let's hear what tucker has to say about the weather. >> it got cold outside. temperatures in the 20s and 40e -- low 30s. i'll have the details on the forecast and julie wright will have the traffic coming up. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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everyone in the tease area waking up to election day t -- to election day t will be a cold start. the polls don't open here in our area for about another 45 minutes but election did i is already well under way in new hampshire. while you were sleeping, residents in two tiny villages in new hampshire took part in the traditional midnight vote casting the first election day votes in the nation. that tradition started in the 1960 election. >> i didn't know that. >> apparently, the first votes were split evenly. five for each. >> i didn't realize it was that tiny. >> cold in new hampshire. it will be a chilly afternoon. waiting in line, want a jacket and coat. be ready to wintertime cold this morning. it is not just fall-like. we are below freezing here in
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much of the area. here are your temperatures. 35 in washington. other than annapolis, the entire area or much of the area here at or below freezing this morning. 32 in quantico. leonardtown, 28 degrees. 25 in frederick. we'll get across the bay here. stevensville, 36 and down in salisbury, we are 31. good hard freeze here. expecting the temperature to very slowly rebound into the 40s and mid- to upper 40s so even a degree or two cooler than yesterday. tiny little bit of cloud cover holding temperatures up a little bit. we'll see if that happens. otherwise, it should an mostly sunny start to the day. off to the south and west, we've got more cloud cover and our developing area of low pressure down there which is still forecast to ride up along the eastern seaboard during the day tomorrow. the thinking has changeed a little bit from yesterday. yesterday, we thought we would see a lot of the impacts from that storm. today, we are thinking the center of circulation will be
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just far enough east. we'll be on the western edge of it. much of the energy here will stay to the east and stay to our north here as we get into the daytime hours tomorrow. we'll have to watch the track carefully. if it push as a little further to the west, it will cause much more in the way of issues for the washington area. here is your area of low pressure. the nor'easter developing. it will become a big problem for parts of the country that don't want it. we have a high wind watch posted east bit of a here for the day tomorrow. winds could gust 40rbgs 50, 06 miles per hour in the watch area tomorrow afternoon. so along the lower eastern shore, you will see the impact from the storm as far as storm surge and pretty good rains during the day tomorrow and tomorrow night. our forecast here locally today, 48, wind north and east at five to 10. chilly afternoon.
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mostly sunny this morning. we'll get clouds in here this afternoon as that storm starts to approach from the south. later tonight, becoming cloudy. winds here north at five to 10. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. plenty of cloud tomorrow with a chance of some showers. we'll generally go 95 east. the best chance for showers and it could mix with a little winter weather during the evening hours tomorrow night into early thursday. still some question marks about that. looks like the track may be far enough east, we aren't going to see much of anything. thursday, 49. warming up this weekend back into the 60s. by sunday, monday, mid-60s. we have warmer weather on the way. let's do some traffic and find out what julie is doing. >> on the roads right now, we do have accident activity to report. this is a portion of the highway that is closed 234 south, the prince william parkway. no one able to make their way past the scene here at ballsport road.
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66 overall, not a bad ride. lane open as you continue to work your way inbound. for those traveling southbound along 27 0rbg light traffic volume coming in out of german up two headed out towards the split. you will find yourself at speed as you continue from rockville. -- along 270, light vask volume coming in out of germantown headed out towards the split -- light traffic volume coming in out of germantown headed out towards the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. the polls in maryland open at 7:00 this morning and voters there will not only weigh in the on candidates with you there are also seven key ballot questions. holly morris has more. >> reporter: good morning. deciding on the seven key questions will actually probably be tougher for voters than selecting the candidates that they have to choose. in fact, these questions are what they say are really going to bring out voters in record numbers here in maryland. there are seven key questions
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just like you said. let me spotlight five of them. there is question number three. that has to do with changing the current rules, removing an elected official if he or she is convicted of a crime. question four, they refer to ads the dream act. that would allow for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants to maryland colleges and universities. question five deals with redistricting. question six asks voters to legalize gay marriage. and then there is question seven which is expanding gambling in the state and building the casino here in prince george's county where we're live this morning. let's talk a little bit more about the last two questions because those have been up for much debate. legalizing gay marriage, governor o'malley has worked tirelessly to get this passed. voters will have the final say f it is passed, maryland will join six states and the district of columbia in legalizing gay marriage. gambling, both sides have nearly campaigned and made
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claims. in fact, together, they have spent more than $86 million in advertising to get voters to sway their way. on one side, people argue that building a casino and expanding gambling will bring much-needed money and jobs to the state specifically here to the county as well. the other side says that money that they claim is going to go towards education will do that. so the polls, you said, open up here at 7:00. they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. they are expecting voters to come out in record numbers. some predict there will be and 08% turnout rate for voters on this election day. live here in kettering, back to you. >> thank you. a fox 5 exclusive now. virginia congressman jim madalyn murray o'hair and his sob patrick sat down for their first interview since a voting scandal enveloped their campaign. patrick moran after he was
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caught on tape discussing plans for fraudulent votes. they acknowledged mistake were made. >> he made a mistake, he said stupid things. he has been held accountable by me, the campaign and everyone else. >> it was outright stupidity. ate lack of appreciation for the situation. this is a business in which you appreciate energy and it was trying to corral that energy but completely lacking the ability to hear what he was saying. i didn't take it seriously. >> congressman moran says his son has learned a hard lesson and says he still loves his son and stands by him. the hurricane may be gone but now scams are blowing in. >> coming up be a story you will see only here on fox 5. how scam artists plan to rake in hundreds claiming you may have a power problem. so, maybe you're trying to figurere out question seven.
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well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. welcome back to fox 5 morning news. it is election day. lots of thins to talk about today election-wise and weather- wise as well. tucker says it will be cold. let's talk about this. the lights may be back on in northern virginia but scam artists are trying to take advantage of unsuspecting home owners. >> one great falls family called police after getting a
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phone call allegedly from a local utility demanding money to help them avoid an explosion from a hurricane-related power surge. careen gray houston has the story you will see only on fox 5. >> reporter: the lights have been back on for days a camacho family home in great falls so imagine their surprise when they got a call in the early afternoon from a man who said he was with dominion virginia power informing them they had a problem. >> they claimed that there was a surge -- a power surge after the hurricane came through. it affected our equipment including the circuit breaker. >> reporter: and that there was imminent cause for concern because there could be an explosion or house fire. >> they said that it need today taken care of immediately and they could have a truck over within 10 to 15 minutes. >> reporter: paul lives at the house with three younger siblings and his parents. the story about the emergency need for a dominion crew
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sounded suspicious especially when the caller asked for money. $300. so the camachos called back and a woman claiming to be the secretary answered. >> she said that she could work with us and reduce the price to $200. >> reporter: what confuse them was that the caller had their utility account number and knew the names of people who lived at the house. and then at 3:15, this was another call asking if they had the money. by then, the camachos had called police. >> it was pretty sick the way that they tried to con people after a storm. >> reporter: dominion says they did exactly when what they should have. >> we would never ask for money from you in advance. the work that we do to main tarn tape our electric service to your home -- maintain our electric service to your home is never anything we would charge above and beyond your electric utility bill. >> reporter: a word to the wise. >> don't allow yourself to be a
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victim. >> crooks always trying to stay creative. >> trying to take advantage of people when they're down. so sad. >> i know. still plenty ahead including how president obama and mitt romney plan to spend their election day. >> maryland voters weighing in on some pretty hot button issues as well. we'll have more when we come back. back. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done
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and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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welcome back. a live look at the jefferson memorial . a cold start to your tuesday. i guess warm up as much as you can before you go outside. >> bring your coats while air standing in line. >> you are going to go outside and you'll feel it. >> it feels almost winter-time cold out there. the temperatures in the 20s, it should. we have a freeze warning until 9:00 this morning and coldest morning yet this season. >> isn't it kind of early for this? >> no, typically, late october, early november first freeze. this is about the time we get t we've hay bit of a cold pattern
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the last week or so. -- this is about the time we get it. we've had a bit of a cold pattern the last week or so. >> it doesn't seem like it is november already. >> you let me know when the 70 >> all right, rip van winkle. close your eyes for a few months and we'll wake you up. our friend to the north and east up into coastal areas of new york and new jersey, they are close to freezing. there are still hundreds of thousands without power up there. 31 in boston and 32 in chicago. plenty of cold air parked across the mid-atlantic to start your day. i think we'll see a nice sunrise actually mostly sunny start to the day. later this afternoon, we'll start to get some clouds as our noofter starts to move in from the south and west and that will impact our weather tomorrow.
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i'll have more details on that. -- as our nor'easter starts to move in. highs in the upper 40s with a mostly sunny start to the day. should be dry though. >> that is the good news. >> time now for on-time traffic. here is julie. >> all right. on the roads right now, starting off to the west side of town. this is where we've got problems for those continuing along 234 south. 234 south approaching ballsport road, accident activity has the roadway shut down. as you well know, if you are traveling out of manassas. a heat advisorily traveled route for those traveling up towards 66. 234 south blocked off at ballsport road due to a crash. your lanes are open with no issues reported if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway here at colesville road. the overnight road work has cleared and you women find yourself at speed traveling between new hampshire avenue and 270. you will find lanes are open eastbound on 66 headed inbound from vienna towards the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic.
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the candidates have crisscrossed the u.s. for months and now, it is time for voters to hit the polls to elect the next president of the united states. voting starts in virginia in about a half hour, just under that and goes until 7:00 tonight. polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to #:00 p.m. in both maryland and d.c -- to 8:00 p.m. in both maryland and d.c. president obama is now at home in chicago where he will watch election results. he will do a number of interviews throughout the day. vice president joe biden is voting in his home state and going to chicago to be with the president. mitt romney will vote in massachusetts and will wrap things up in new hampshire. romney and ryan will watch election results from boston. the time is almost here. less than 0 minutes from now, polls will open in virginia, the first centers in our area
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to do so. more than just the presidential race is up for grabs on the ballot. melanie alnwick is live in fairfax county with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. i think the cold weather is keeping some of those early birds away. nobody here in line yet even though we do have just about a half hour until the polls open. obama and romney campaigns have been all over the state. six visits by the campaigns in just the last three days in the commonwealth. thirteen very important electoral votes up for grabs and new rules on voter identification could be the wild card. now, new this year, voters will have to bring a valid i. d. . the state board of elections mailed out voter i. d. cards. you can use a driver's license, a student i. d. card, a utility bill or even a gun registration card. there is a complete list of i. d. that will be accepted. in the past, voters could sign an affidavit saying they are
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who they are. if they do not have i valid i. d. this year, they to vote a provisional ballot and they have to bring the i. d. to the state board of elections by friday in they want the vote to be counted. virginia voters are asked to plan ahead. >> people need to be prepared a lot of people tend to vote before work or after work and that means it will be very busy at the beginning and end of the day. everybody should be patient. if it is very, very cold, you have to remember you might be outside waiting in line. so feel free to bring a chair to sit on and bundle up. >> reporter: now, here is where the provisional ballot could get interesting. virginia counts its ballots pretty quickly f race is close, let's say it comes down to the provisional ballots. we won't know how many have been cast and again, those provisional ballots probably could not even be counted until at least friday. so we'll see what happens. things could get interesting
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here. the race is expected to be close. i think a lot of that is going to depend on turnout. also, some other questions that virginia voters will be faced with today. they have to make a choice between democrat tim kaine and republican george allen for the open senate seat. there are a number of local representatives as well who are also up for re-election. the incumbents are considered to be safe in most of those cases and there are also two constitutional ballot questions. the most important one dealing with eminent domain and what the penalty might be if the state needs to take somebody's prod. voters will also weigh in on seven key ballot issues. if the state needs to take somebody's property. in d.c., question five would change the way council members would remove a councilmember for wrongdoing. w
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this is also a special election to fill the council chairman seat as well. >> remember this, myfoxdc.com will come in handy on this election day. check it out. there is voter information for d.c., maryland and virginia. ways to find your polling places and to understand what you are voting on today. it will be your source for the most up to the minute ehex results. when we come back, we'll talk about a big surprise in maryland when a drug bust leads officers to an alligator. we will tell you what all they found ahead. und ahead. >> plus, the world trade center memorial reopens. a look at the damage from sandy. plus, how thousands without power in new york are get a chance to vote today. we'll have more on that. let's take a look at the markets. investors are in a bit of a holding pattern waiting to see what happens in today's election. the dow and nasdaq posted very
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small gains monday. overseas, asian markets are mixed. they are also waiting to see what happens at the polls as well. japan's nikkei lost about 32 points in trading today. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america
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but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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i'm mitt romney, we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. many people are wondering how the aftermath of superstorm
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sandy will affect election turnout in the northeast. much of mass transit in the northeast is back up and running. train connecting new york to new jersey are still down creating a logjam of traffic and there are still long lines at gas stations. close tie million homes and businesses are still without power in new jersey and massive piles of garbage are mounting on the streets. a strong night offer storm is expected to hit the region tomorrow. this morning, the world trade center memorial will reopen. it has been closed for the past week after being flooded by superstorm sandy. a tree near the memorial and several artifacts from the twin towers were spared in sandy's destruction. some areas of the memorial like the visitors center are still powered by generators. officers searching an anne arundel county house for drugs found a whole lot more. like this. take a look at. this it's three foot american alligator. here is some news for you. it is illegal to keep them on
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private property. nsh to seizing that illegal animal, agents also found about 159 grams of pot worth more than $3100 on the street. -- in addition to seizing that illegal animal. they arrested michael golden and charged him with intent to distribute marijuana. marijuan >> you know, the drugs are bad enough but then on top of that, an alligator. you got an alligator in that as well. >> up next, on the air and online, we've got all your election needs covered for you. >> after the break, i'll show you,000 stay up to date with the latest election results on our web site, myfoxdc.com. -- i'll she you how to stay up to date with the latest election results on our web site, myfoxdc.com. don't forget a coat out there. it is cold out there. you may want a scarf and gloves. tucker has the weather and
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we'll have an update from julie when we come back. 
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. live look outside at the jefferson memorial on election day. it is finally here after all this time. finally almost -- well, we hope it is almost over after today.
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who knows? it is election day. that part is good. polls getting ready to open in virginia in 15 minutes or so and people are going to be standing in the dark. it will be aling cold. >> it will be real cold. temperatures in the 20s for much of the yard here to start your day. a chilly afternoon. -- temperatures in the 20s to much of the area here to start your day. a cold start to november. we are feeling it this morning. >> look at that. freeze warnings all over the area. >> freeze warnings for much of the area here. >> oh, boy. >> just a reminder that this is -- >> sorry, wisdom. >> did you hear the big sigh this morning. >> i feel like he's hurting. just a reminder if you have any tender vegetation, it might be aling late for that but you might want to go out and check. these temperatures are likely to remain below freezing for a couple more hours. temperatures here in washington, 35 degrees. we have not hit 32 yet but we're close. 39 in annapolis.
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the rest of the area in the 20s. 30 in fredericksburg. leonardtown, good morning, you are 30 degrees. winchester, good morning to you. 25 in martinsburg. very chilly temperatures across the region. coldest air yet this own, that freeze warning in effect until 9:00 this morning. got one or two clouds out there at the moment but generally clear skies overnight and that is what has been contributing to the cold. the clear skies lets all the daytime heating escape into the atmosphere t should be a decent day today. off to the south and west. we've got our developing area of low pressure. our coastal low pressure, our nor'easter for tomorrow. that will start to bring us some clouds later this afternoon. i think the first half of the day will generally be sunny and you will see the high, thin clouds developing and moving in toward the late afternoon. we should be dry today. no issues with rain for your day today. here is futurecast. we'll get some clouds in here late today. here we are at 4:00. there is our developing storm off the carolina coast.
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we'll get going later tonight as it gets energized. the latest thinking is it will be far enough east of us that we'll be on the western edge of it. still mean we'll get cloud cover. still mean we have the threat some of showers around here or even a little bit of mixed precip. but with washington and much of the area here on the western edge of it, we won't bear the brunt of t that will be up in new york and new jersey and new england. this pushes up to the north and east. we'll still experience some windy conditions around here, lots of clouds. lower eastern shore going to get a good soaking rain row. i think the worst of it will be to our east tomorrow. by thursday early, things will start to wind down. we should get clearing by thursday afternoon with at least par shall sunshine to end the week. a nice warming trend this weekend. 48 today. mostly sunny skies. cool out there for this time year. winds north and east at five to 10. 36 tonight becoming cloudy as the storm starts to approach
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from the south. winds north, five to 10. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. chance of showers tomorrow afternoon, could mix with winter weather tomorrow night. we are not talking about large's of. it we'll continue to monitor the track of that storm. there is your warming trend, back in the 60s by sunday and monday. all right. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie. don't you just love this cold. it's invigorating! >> no, i don't. i totally miss summer. on the roads, we do have accident active to report along 234 south, the prince william parkway at ballsport road. the roadway shut down in each direction because of that crash. 66 right now, lanes are open, no problems to report as you continue to work your way around the capital beltway. southbound along 270 coming in out of hyattstown. not a bad ride headed south of 109 headed in towards germantown. with the kid being out of school, we are anticipating a
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